About the Book
End of life for Windows Server 2008 is just around the corner and now with this book you will have the knowledge to upgrade or migrate to Windows Server 2019. The book covers Active Direct, DHCP, DNS, NTP, Storage Spaces Direct, and more.
About the Authors
Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory, and Internet gateways. Very active within the Microsoft technical and consulting teams, Dave has provided deep-dive technical knowledge and subject matter expertise on various System Center and operating system topics.
Dave is well-known in the community as an evangelist for Microsoft, 1E, and Veeam technologies. Locating Dave is easy as he speaks at several conferences and sessions each year, including TechEd, Ignite, MVP Days Community Roadshow, and VeeamOn.
Recently Dave has been honored to take on the role of Conference Co-Chair of TechMentor with fellow MVP Sami Laiho. The lineup of speakers and attendees that have been to this conference over the past 20 years is really amazing. Come down to Redmond or Orlando in 2018 and you can meet him in person.
As the founder and Managing Principal Consultant at TriCon Elite Consulting, Dave is a leading technology expert for both local customers and large international enterprises, providing optimal guidance and methodologies to achieve and maintain an efficient infrastructure.
John’s professional IT career began as a teenager, taking him on many wonderful adventures over the past 30 years. John’s IT path started with programming, but branched out quickly. Opportunities from the Help Desk to the Corner Office shape his IT journey. Specializing in Systems and Infrastructure technologies, John’s broad skillset includes Desktop and Server OS, Identity Management, Networking Services, Network Architecture, IP Telephony, and Security.
Passionate about giving back to the IT community, John develops relevant, timely content IT Pros take advantage of immediately. Part of the MVPDays team, he develops both online and in-print content. In addition, John authored material as a contributing editor for the Petri.co.il online community as well as senior contributor to Tom’s IT Pro, Redmond Magazine, Netwrix, and both Thomson-Reuters' Aspatore Books and Exec Blueprints publications.
Helping others succeed and advance in IT drives John to share knowledge. Speaking at conferences worldwide, developing technology training courses for Pluralsight’s online training library, and leading webinars are all regular investments by John in the current and next generation of IT professionals.
John is proud to be honored by industry organizations, leaders, and peers. John is a four-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP Award. John received NEOSA’s CIO of the Year Award in 2012.
Cary Sun is an Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations ranging from 20 to over 600,00 employees. He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999 , Cisco Champion 2018-2019 and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Cary is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on Checkyourlogs.net, technical editors/reviewer for many books, including Master Storage Space Direct Volume 1.
Personal Website: carysun.com
Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA
Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting where she manages the day to day operations of the field consulting and sales teams.
Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard Community excellence award. In July of 2017 she was awarded the designation of Microsoft MVP.
Early in her career Cristal worked as a consultant with Microsoft authoring content for internal SMSGR and GTR teams. This content was used to train internal support engineers and global escalation engineering teams.
Cristal can be found speaking at Microsoft Ignite, MVPDays, and other local user groups. She is extremely active in the community and has recently helped publish a book for other Women MVP’s called Voices from the Data Platform.
Émile is a five-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who started in the industry during the mid-90s working at an ISP and designing web sites for celebrities. He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations ranging from 20 to over 200,000 employees.
Émile organizes the Calgary Microsoft User Group, blogs on CheckYourLogs.net, and has presented at several conferences, including Ignite, VeeamOn, TechReady, and MVPDays.
He actively volunteers as a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, providing over 250 hours each year for first aid services and public education at Castle Mountain Resort and in the community.